A Clean Slate

” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me”

Psalm 51:10

” The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God”

Corinthians 3:19

Within this crazy society we all live, we on many occaissions will refurbish many things, but as we refurbish an old antique dresser into something else, you still may see the dresser, but when God forgives you and releases you from your sins, there will be no trace, as now you are brand new. Then as we see others who are diseased or ostracized, then avoid them like the plague, Jesus walked straight toward them, to heal them from their troubles, so they to, can be brand new as the rest of us. Jesus Christ is always there for each of us no matter who you are, it is on each of us, with the faith and belief in him, to walk with him, within the path of righteousness.

With everything that comes to us along our paths, then at the crossroads as we make yet another choice of which direction to go, we can become overwhelmed, our judgments can become clouded, and when the clouds fill our judgments, we than can become lost, then take a direction we are less comfortable with. Now as the clouds become thick and blind us moving forward, this is when we become troubled and hide within ourselves, as we don’t want others around us, to know we are troubled. Instead of reaching out for a helping hand, we pull back away from all around us, yes this includes reaching out to Jesus Christ, as we now lose his faith. What we don’t want to admit to is, with the loss of the faith in Jesus, we then are losing faith in ourselves as well. With no faith, there will be no hope, but what is even worse is, now our hearts become cold and dirty with doubt, that will lead us into all sorts of troubles and going into a direction of doom. No matter how doomed we think we are? Jesus is still always there and ready to take our hand, help us clean our hearts of the filth, so it can become warm once again, with his blood flowing through it and into every fiber of our being.

We are the foolish ones, especially when we lose the total faith and belief in Jesus Christ. I get the fact that, there are some who with their non beliefs, will try to push the rest of us, into the same as they? They will try to take Jesus out of everything, including prayer. It is through prayer we hold on to hope, which for some, they do not want you to have any hope, as you then will be dependent on the powers to be. This whole society has become so twisted, that we all have lost our way through this journey, we all have taken a turn at the crossroads, into the land of the lost and have lost the true direction, moving forward toward the path of righteousness. When we are foolish with God is where we went wrong, because through this foolishness, the only ones with the egg of foolishness on there face is, each one of us with our own foolishness. With the true faith and belief in Jesus Christ, we all can refurbish ourselves, into a bright new and shiny self, and so new, we will not even recognize ourselves either.

These pictures of within mother nature are pretty awesome to look at, but what we do not see if we do not look deeply into them is, even the world of mother nature has its ugliness, which is why we see all the damaging storms traveling through. Before you see all the beauty of mother nature, remember that the beauty came from somewhere, as the storms are what weeded out the ugly, bringing more beauty into the picture. The beautiful flowers you see, started from a seed, as the seed is then cultivated and nourished, so then the beauty of the flower, can bring us all the true beauty of thia journey. True this journey will throw many curves at us, but when we stay true to who we are, keep the faith and belief in Jesus as ourselves, those curves of the journey will never last, as we straighten them, as quickly as they came before us. The clean slate of this journey, becomes cleaned through mother nature, like during the Winter with all the snow and ice, we spread so much salt on the roads, so we do not slip and slide, makes you wonder who cleans this mess? It is mother nature and all the rain she brings in the Spring, that washes away and cleanses the surface, bringing out the beauty. The same goes for us as well, as with the complete faith in Jesus, he then helps us heal, through the tears we cry, so the tears can cleanse us of all our sins and inequities.

The power of the Holy Spirit is within us all, you have heard of a ” higher power”? That higher power is the Holy Spirit that is within us all, as it guides us to the bright lights of the path of righteousness. Jesus taught us of the Holy Spirit, and taught us that without it we all will perish in the moist terrible way possible, but when we stay true to who we are, the power of the Holy Spirit will always be there when we need. Sometimes as you walk your path, you will get this feeling that you can not explain, then suddenly, with what you were struggling with, becomes easy, with less resistence, well that my freinds, is the power of the Holy Spirit, it has lifted the weight of the trouble off of our shoulders, so now as we walk through our paths of this journey, we can do it with less resistence and troubles. Then as we walk our paths of this journey, we can do so within the peace, happiness and joy that Jesus wants for us all, as he leads us away from temptation and into the light, of the path of righteousness.

” Renew the heart with the steadfast spirit and with the warmth of the blood of Jesus Christ, to see all the true beauty right in front od us”

” Don’t let the foolishness take away your wisdom, and especially don’t let the foolishness have you become more distent from our savior Jesus Christ”

The many Changes throughout this journey of life

” God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble”

Psalm 46:1

” Lord may every earthly loss serve to lead me to the cross, whatever good things come and go in this life, let the cry of my heart always be, ” God is all I need””

Billy Graham

Throughout this journey of life, there will be so many changes that will cross our paths, they will have our heads spinning, and even so much, we will then become so confused, we get lost with which direction to go. The loved ones that we lose, the friendships that get lost, these are just two of the changes we face, that will change who we are or become, there are so many other changes and very different changes from each other, that no wonder why we of this society have become so broken and confused, not too mention the fact that, we have lost who we truly are as well.

These two pictures I have here, are of the same quarry, but two different looks into the quarry. This is a slate quarry within the state of Vermont, back in a time way before ours within this society, these slate quarries were happening, and a thriving industry, settlements, and townships were created around these quarries, just so they had the labor to keep mining these quarries. Now, these quarries are not so thriving and a lot of the townships, have become Ghost towns, for us to explore as we wish. Back within this time, they did not have the technology of today, but if you explore these Ghost towns, it makes you wonder, just how they built up these towns, with many of the buildings still standing today. Those back in these times really knew how to build, and as I look at some of the buildings of today, those from that time, have built a better product than those of today. Makes you really think of, just how out of focus we have become, simply because of all the power, control, and greed.

Each society throughout this journey is supposed to be better than the last, I get that, but in so many ways, we of this society have taken so many steps backward, than we have taken forward. With all the technology at our fingertips today, but yet how dumb we have become as well, yes, we have some of the smartest minds among us, but as they step out of their labs, they then become so dumb within everyday life. We all want to either invent or be part of the next best thing so bad, that now we lose sight of all the everyday things and not just lose sight, but now we look at all those around us as, not being on the same level as each other anymore. I get that some may be more gifted than others, the IQ of some may be higher than others, but that does not mean, we are different than each other. It is totally on us the people of this society, that this great technology we have, has in some ways, knocked us backward, instead of forward.

Just like in societies of the past, not everybody had a hand in the next best thing, the problem within this society is, we get so jealous of each other for this, that now hatred for one another comes into play, and when hatred gets involved, now you add in a whole different beast, that will grab a hold of us and bring us into a world so ugly, that now we all become someone for who we are not, just to try to avoid all the pain and hurt that will come to us as well. You have leaders of countries today, that are so focused on world dominance, that they will do anything they can to get away with, just so they can achieve this. They do not care who they hurt, maim, or kill either, they want all the power, control, and greed they can get, and when they get it, then we all will suffer such great pain, that none of us will be of who we truly are anymore.

Sumer, located within Mesopotamia, was the first known society of Mankind. There have been many societies within Mankind, but we of this society, have become so out of focus lately, that we think we are the first and only society, that really matters throughout this journey of life. I have a newsflash for you, sometimes it is okay to glance back, not just to see what happened back then, but to see where we once were, so we can fix what we need to fix, in order to move forward better and stronger. Each society throughout this journey, is so very different from one another, that sometimes we need to see what they did, whether right or wrong, so we don’t fall into the same traps they fell into as they moved forward. Some of the Engineers back then, in some ways, were as smart or even smarter than the ones of today. but like all other societies throughout this journey, we all go through many changes as well, and when we do not accept and adapt, to these changes correctly, this is what makes or breaks the entire society, not to mention, the people within the society that want nothing for each other, but everything for themselves.

There were many people in each society, this society is no different than those societies in that respect, which goes to a good point, it is the people of each society and the actions they take, that will either make or break a society. Then you add into the equation of, power, control, and greed, now you have a beast so big, and so strong, that it may seem like we are doomed at whatever we do within the society. We of this society are at such a crossroad right now, we totally think that some will achieve this world dominance? Well, that is determined if we the people step up to the plate, wake up to the coffee of life, look the Bully square in the eyes, so we can put the fear of God right back into them, so they cower away like the true coward they are. You want to think or be better than the previous society? then step up to the plate, accept and adapt properly to all the changes that come our way, so we can end this great divide that divides us so much, to truly move forward and be better and stronger than the previous society. This journey through life isn’t all about me, it is about us, and how I can contribute, so we can totally be better for it, then just maybe this society in the name of God, can truly be, the best society moving forward. We have all the tools to do it, now it is on we the people, and our actions toward one another, that will determine our fate, as we move forward along our paths, through this journey of life.

” Change is something that none of us can avoid, which is why it becomes so much on how we accept and adapt to the change moving forward”

” Each society throughout this journey has had their greatness as well as their downfalls, that’s why we need to learn from the bad to be at our greatest”

A Society of zero Accountability equals a Society down a slippery slope……..

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Accountability first and for most starts with each one of us holding ourselves accountable for our own actions, before we can even think of holding each other accountable. Right now within this society there is way too much finger pointing and not enough holding ourselves accountable for our own actions. Yes it is very true that because we are Human, we do make mistakes from time to time, but when we do not hold ourselves accountable for those mistakes, then the mistakes get bigger, instead of correcting them and keeping them at a minimum. When we do not own up to our mistakes and point the finger towards another, then the mistakes will compound, not only turning them into something bigger than they have to be, but then the pain from the mistakes will hurt us all deeply, which then keeps us from the solution of being held accountable for our actions and keeping the pain from truly hurting us very deeply.

This picture was once a very vibrant slate quarry, that produced a huge amount of slate, back within the 1800’s, now I get the fact that there is always change that will come into our lives, but when change comes to an industry so vibrant for some other that just may not fill the void, then why change that? Now this quarry is sitting dormant for all these years, with all the fresh growth of Mother Nature all around it, covering what was once open and full of life. Just maybe there are a lot of hidden truths hidden deep within all the fresh growths, just maybe that they to back then went through their non accountability days and now look at what has happened? It seems funny that we all think we have the solutions for everything, but yet look at all the ugliness, the hatred and the crap that is all around us everyday, with none of us truly taking any accountability for our own actions.

There are some who are making it their mission to strip us of all the past, but seriously you need to look back at what was, in order to move forward better and stronger, you learn from your mistakes to be better, well the same goes from one society to another and when you learn from the mistakes of an earlier society, than just maybe a lot of this ugliness and hatred will go away? We the people of this society are the biggest problem within this society and when we do not hold ourselves accountable for our own actions, it then snowballs to the rest of us within this society and becomes bigger than it has to be.

You than have some that will take it upon themselves to control everything around them and will do anything for that control. They do things to others they know is wrong, but will rationalize away the accountability of their actions, just so they can seem to themselves as the most powerful over all? Meanwhile the ones that they take control of, have now become a victim of their control and with that victimization comes, a very deep pain and hurt, which the person in control who takes no responsibility or accountability of their actions, keeps doing as they are only because they think they are doing nothing wrong, then the powers of denial take over and when denial comes into play, then any responsibility and accountability become lost deep within the souls of us all.

This society is so driven to have all the power of each other, that all the responsibility and the accountability are lost deep within our souls and when you look deeply into each others eyes, you will clearly see that the denial has taken over, leaving us all deep within trying to escape the power of the denial. When denial has it’s grasp on us so tightly, we then lose sight of all true reality, we will never admit to this fact only because we do not want to admit to our faults, this is exactly why we are in a this broken society of, no responsibility and no accountability. Yes there is a way out of this and it will take each one of us being on the same page, we need to get over our own arrogance and truly look deep within our hearts and souls, find that the love of Jesus Christ is always there, just that we have never acknowledged his love. When we acknowledge his love and our hearts and souls are full of it, we then feel this warmth within us, that we than share with each other. It is a lot easier to share this love, than to share all the hatred and the ugliness we have been sharing. With the love of Jesus Christ warming our hearts and souls, we will then find that true peace we have always been looking for. True peace is never within the world of no responsibility or accountability, the only thing that comes from that world is the pain and hurt that hurts us so deeply.

Life within this society could be a whole lot easier if only we all did it correctly, instead of trying to control everything and everybody we can. We are all equal in the eyes of Jesus Christ, the only thing different is that we are all unique to each other. I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of people in this society that keep playing the race card? This is one of the uniqueness we bring to each other, but some will try to step on the toes of another, just so they can come across as more powerful than another? We need to stop trying to attack one another and start seeing each other as Jesus see’s us and that is, we are more equal than we think, when we do this we will find that the love of Jesus Christ will flow like water, out of each one of us, as we all move forward and walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Responsibility and accountability goes hand and hand with each other, like peas in a pod”

” Accountability starts with ourselves then bleeds to each other within this society”

” To rationalize and deny, is what leads to no responsibility or accountability and all the ugliness and hatred around us”

” Power and control when achieved in the wrong way, will always come with much pain and hurt to us all”